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wherefore

where·fore

wherefore

 
pronunciation:
weIr for [or] hweIr for
parts of speech:
adverb, noun
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: adverb
definition: for what reason; why.
Wherefore is the king so unhappy?
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the purpose, cause, or reason.
the whys and wherefores of her actions
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